Miami, May 12, 2011 â€“ Oceania Cruises has announced unprecedented savings on select 2011 and 2012 departures. Travelers can save up to 75 percent on 18 cruises, all of which include free airfare from 22 North American cities.
The high-value promotion includes eight Mediterranean cruises from September through November as well as longer fall voyages that visit South America and South Africa.
Closer to home, two Panama Canal passages and a 12-day Caribbean cruise are featured. The latter voyage is a round-trip from Miami aboard Oceania Cruisesâ€™ stunning new Marina, departing December 10.
Select sailings in 2012 include a grand South America cruise from Rio de Janeiro around Cape Horn to Valparaiso, Chile; two Asia cruises and voyages that transit the Suez and Panama canals.
In total, the line is offering 18 cruises from 10 to 35 days, with starting prices that range from $949 to $5,999 per person, based on double occupancy, including round-trip Economy Class air.
â€œRarely have consumers had the opportunity to enjoy the Oceania Cruises Experience at such affordable fares,â€ stated James Rodriguez, the lineâ€™s senior vice president of sales and marketing. â€œThe rising cost of an airline ticket makes our free air promotion a better value than at any time in our history.â€
The destination cruise specialists at Oceania Cruises are renowned for intriguing itineraries, gourmet cuisine and gracious and friendly service onboard elegant, mid-size ships.
For more information, visit www.OceaniaCruises.com. To make a reservation, see your travel agent or call toll-free 800-531-5658.
About Oceania Cruises
Oceania CruisesÂ® offers unrivaled cuisine, luxurious accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 330 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. The lineâ€™s 1,250-guest Marina debuted in January 2011 and will be followed by Riviera â€“ a sister ship â€“ in April 2012.
About Prestige Cruise Holdings
Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Formed in 2007 to manage select assets in Apollo Management’s cruise investment portfolio, PCH is led by Chairman and CEO Frank Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises. PCH is the market leader in he upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with nearly 5,200 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, a number the company expects will grow to approximately 6,500 berths by 2012.
Editorâ€™s Note: Listing of featured cruises is below
Europe 2011 â€“ 10 days from $1,999, including round-trip airfare
Sept 19 – Istanbul to Athens – 12 days
Oct 1 – Istanbul to Barcelona – 14 days
Oct 15 – Istanbul to Barcelona – 14 days
Oct 21 – Rome to Istanbul – 12 days
Nov 2 – Istanbul to Athens – 12 days
Nov 4 – Athens to Dubai – 18 days
Nov 12 – Venice to Rome – 10 days
Nov 14 – Athens to Rome – 10 days
Other 2011 Sailings â€“ 12 days from $949, including round-trip airfare
Sept 9 – San Francisco to New York – 21 days
Nov 22 – Dubai to Cape Town – 30 days
Nov 30 – Miami to Los Angeles – 16 days
Dec 10 – Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires – 12 days
Dec 10 – Miami to Miami – 12 days
2012 Sailings â€“ Save as much as 65%
Jan 3 – Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso – 19 days
Feb 28 – Bangkok to Beijing – 25 days
Mar 24 – Beijing to Hong Kong – 16 days
Apr 9 – Hong Kong to Athens – 35 days
May 24 – San Francisco to Miami – 18 days